If you aren't clear about student privacy laws, you may be reluctant to share information about distressed, disruptive, or dangerous students. That can prevent you from receiving support, guidance, and the opportunity to create a plan for how to respond to the situation. Read more about student privacy laws and what information you can share on our FERPA page.
Clinicians are not normally the first people students turn to when they have problems. Friends, RAs, advisors, faculty, and family members, often spend the most time with students and notice changes in behavior and personality. Pay attention to Common Signs & Causes of Distress and follow these tips for how to offer support and Help a Distressed Student.
Being confronted by a student who appears dangerous and potentially violent is a stressful situation and often leaves faculty and staff feeling unprepared to deal with the situation. It is important to have a framework to identify students with significant potential for dangerous behavior. Read More...
- If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a student - Contact Emergency Assistance
- Visit our Consultation page if you aren't sure which office to contact first.